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Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas mimicking gastrointestinal stromal tumour
  1. Pratik Solanki,
  2. Bodhisattva Bose,
  3. Avijit Mondal and
  4. Rajkumar Kottayasamy Seenivasagam
  1. Surgical Oncology, AIIMS, Rishikesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pratik Solanki; drpratiksingh8{at}


Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of pancreas is an uncommon low-grade malignant tumour that has a remarkable postoperative cure rate. Improved awareness and widespread use of imaging have resulted in more frequent diagnosis of these tumours. We report a case of a woman in her 20s who had an abdominal lump identified as a gastrointestinal stromal tumour on imaging elsewhere. The patient was reevaluated in our hospital and given a provisional diagnosis of SPN on radiology, which was later confirmed on postoperative histopathology.

  • Oncology
  • Pathology
  • Surgery

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: PS, BB, AM and RKS. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: PS, BB, AM and RKS.

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